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cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in the newsroom with more on the impending decision. hi, anne. >> reporter: it was controversial. the cpuc deciding who would pay what for pipeline improvements. pg&e or customers. it turns out both parties will be paying and rates will increase in the aftermath of the deadly san bruno pipeline blast and fire on september 9, 2010, which killed 8 people, injured 66 and destroyed dozens of homes of. the cpuc is ruling on pg&e's enhanced safety guidelines today a plan to improve its pipeline infrastructure. the repairs will cost over $2 billion and require pg&e to test hundreds of miles of pipeline, replace old pipe segments and automate safety valves. the cpuc says of the $2 billion needed for the work, ratepayers will pay $299 million. the mayor of san bruno and
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several utility watchdog groups say pg&e will be making a profit on this work. >> today you set a precedent. do you allow a utility responsible for the deaths of eight citizens, friends, and family, to profit as a direct result of that tragedy? >> commissioners, i urge you to approve judge bushy's decision to make sure pg&e pays its fair share of pipeline testing and replacement. on the whole the decision has been carefully crafted to make sure pg&e does not profit from the explosion in san bruno. >> why would ratepayers have to pay for work that's long overdue? >> the disenfranchised -- >> this comes after a judge ruled the utility should pay the majority of pipeline safety improvements. here are the numbers. rates are going to increase by $299 million. that is less than what pg&e wanted and pg&e sent out this statement just a few minutes ago saying, quote, today's decision confirms that pg&e's
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plant right path forward to build the lethal injection generation gas transmission system that californians need and deserve." it goes on to say pg&e is pleased that the cpuc approved the vast majority of work pro posted in its comprehensive and aggressive plan. but it is disappointed that the decision fails to provide reasonable cost recovery for the new standards and equipment. it also says that we're designed to deliver a much higher level of public safety for decades to come. so that work will be done. both sides disagreeing on who should be paying what amount of that, over $2 billion. the vote was unanimous. it is less than what pg&e had been asking for. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, cbs 5. bad news for anybody in the midwest. try to do this, travel early for the holidays. that massive blizzard is grounding flights and covering much of the midwest in snow. the storm stretches across 16 states.
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it's already brought feet of snow to parts of the north. tornado warnings to the south. travel treacherous on the ground, airlines are struggling to keep flights on time. we have a storm of our own headed our way. let's check in with lawrence for the latest. >> only a few more hours of travel here before we have to start worrying about rain and this an impressive looking cold front. it's already making its way into northern parts of california. we have seen some gusts now to 38 miles per hour in crescent city. those winds are headed toward the bay area just beginning to pick up outside. in fact, a wind advisory going into effect this evening expected to see some of those winds sustained between 20 to 35 miles per hour along the coastline and over the mountaintops, we could see some of those gusts in excess of 50 miles an hour. so it's going to be a ripping storm and a lot of rain too. you'll be surprised to see how big these rain totals are coming up. we'll have more on that and the rest of your weather in a few minutes. >> thank you. an apartment fire in san francisco forced more than two dozen residents out into the cold this morning. the call came at about 5:30 a.m. smoke and flames were seen on
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the third floor of the building at 119 broad street. residents were evacuated. one firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. but no word yet on the cause. around the bay area now, a japanese diplomat pleaded guilty to two domestic violence charges in a redwood city courtroom today. the 32 was accused of abusing his wife for years. dozens of other charges were dropped in the plea deal. he faces up to a year in jail and will be on probation for two years. he is the vice consul for >> in san francisco. police have arrested the third suspect in the case of a bay area handyman held hostage and beaten. richard rodriguez, jr., turned himself in last night. police say rodriguez and two others beat the handyman and forced him to make repairs following a dispute over repair work done at a relative's home. the handyman escaped at a gas station. two our suspects are already in
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custody. all three face charges of false imprisonment, kidnapping and assault. well, oil drilling and other extracting activities will soon be off limits in new areas along the northern california coastline soon. just in the last hour, congresswoman lynn woolsey announced plans to nearly double the size of two national marine sanctuaries, the gulf of the farralons and kordell bay. >> i believe that once this process runs its course, we will give the vibrant coastline the permanent protection it must have. >> well, it's the largest expansion in 20 years. fishing and boating will be allowed in the newly protected areas. the expansion begins in january and it's expected to be completed within 18 to 24 months. christmas will be a little brighter for some 5600 low income kids in the bay area and that's thanks to sacred heart's holiday toy distribution program. the two-day event kicked off this morning and as cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows
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us, it's community members who have made it possible. >> reporter: for this man and his wife there are no limits when it comes to their three children. >> what kept me warm was, you know, imagining their faces smiling and that's what kept my heart warm. >> reporter: the couple camped out here for hours overnight in the cold for moments of a christmas morning smile. >> i know i'm going to see those faces light up. it's making me smile now. >> reporter: sacred heart's christmas toy box distribution helps hundreds of low-income families with the holiday season despite tight budgets. >> we're focusing on our kids. the whole nation is thinking about children this week. we want to help our own children and the entire community. >> reporter: the doors open just before 10 this morning. families were escorted by hundreds of volunteers or elves including san jose mayor chuck reed. parents got to pick three toys per child and there was plenty
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to choose from. >> it's options for the kids because not all kids like a lot of stuff and they give you options gift cards or something else if they can't help you out. >> reporter: sacred heart says thanks to the local bay area community, 17,000 toys and books were donated and they will be going out to 5600 kids. they say they still need your help. >> we still need help with teen gifts. i know my teenagers were hard to shop for. gift cards, certainly books for teenagers. that's a place where people can still help if they want to come down and donate. >> reporter: every bit goes a long way from a small child's excitement to a family in need's gratitude. >> there is still goodness in this earth and i'm glad to be part of it and i know if i had it i would give too and i just want to thank those who donate. >> reporter: in san jose cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> still ahead, it is suddenly a booming business. the companies creating bulletproof products for schoolchildren. ,, ,,
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hayward. police this morning responded to breaking news now from the east bay. chopper 5 is live over a fatal shooting in hayward that we're learning about. police responded to reports of shots fired in an apartment complex at sleepy hollow avenue. they found a man shot and killed in the parking lot here. hayward police as you can see are still on the scene. a school in the area was locked down for a time this morning. but now, apparently it is in the clear. with this unfortunate theme, it may come as no surprise that in the wake of the sandy hook shooting, there's now a surge in demand for products that can protect children from bullets.
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a disturbing sign of the times, but as miguel marquez shows us, some parents are going to extreme to keep children's safety. >> inserts for children's backpack bullet-resistant? >> that's correct. >> this is one them? >> yes. >> this is our military grade protective custody. >> reporter: the coo says in the last week sales have jumped 500% and they're still climbing. desperate parents seeking ways to protect their children in the most extreme situations. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: the material will not stop high velocity rounds like the ones used in newtown, but three shots with a nine miller at point-blank rage. >> all of the kinetic energy and penetration was absorbed with armor. >> three small holes. armor is a little stiffer. and the rounds are inside here? >> that's correct. >> reporter: bull blocker promises your peace of mind is
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our business, bullet blocker. in austin, texas a company's sales are up 50%. new customers schools and daycare facilities. even the columbian designer of fashionable protective clothing has a request for bullet- resistant garments for a toddler. >> people say you're profiting off of terror and horror and that's the last thing that we wanted to do. this was something we put out there at the request of parents to try to meet the needs. >> reporter: amendment 2 says its propriety. carbon material lends itself to a product some teachers have asked for a protective blanket. because of the lightweight nature of the material the company uses it could be used as a matt in a school for instance and in an emergency for protection. miguel marquez, cnn, salt lake city. still ahead, an east bay mother thought she was prepared for the worst. >> i froze. i know cpr. at least i thought i did.
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>> coming up, what she is doing now to make sure that even the youngest first responders are ready in a medical emergency. >> cold and dry, wet and wild tomorrow morning. we'll talk about that coming up next. ,,,, [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham y 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale
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with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before.
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it was another frosty start to the day but the winds are picking up and they are going
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to be whipping toward the evening hours tonight as the storm system makes its way a little bit closer. hi-def doppler showing things are quiet here but just a little further to the north, you can see the rain already coming down and northern california toward eureka some very heavy rainfall there and more on the way. that's all sliding down toward the bay area as we head in toward the evening hours. clouds will be on the increase throughout the afternoon and those winds will start to whip especially tonight. expect heavy rains and then periods of rain on and off right on in through the weekend. we have a series of storms as this system really is going to help open the door and then all the storms lining up in the gulf of alaska will come diving into the bay area keeping more rain on and off throughout the weekend. by the way, if you plan to do any traveling, winter storm warnings are going up. we could see over 4 to 5 feet of snow by the time this is all said and done on monday. even at lake level many one to two feet of snow. the system slowly working its way into the bay area, maybe some showers late this afternoon, but that cold front
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really not moving very fast. so even tomorrow morning, finally dragging across the bay area early on so some heavy rainfall expected for the commute tomorrow morning and then should begin to taper off but the rainfall totals are impress ever. look at this over the next day and a half. we are going to see over three inches of rain in the santa rosa area an inch in the pacifica area, couple of inches of rain in the santa cruz mountains. so an impressive soaker coming our way. temperatures for today mostly dry day should be in the 50s. tonight though here comes that storm system rolling in. it will bring with it some heavy rainfall around the bay area. rain on and off right through the weekend. then maybe a brief break as we head in toward christmas day. here's your snow report: >> back to you. >> thank you. it's coming in on the winter
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solstice which is tomorrow morning at 3:12 a.m. do you know what to do if someone collapses from heart trouble? sharon chin reports, this week's jefferson award winner has equipped thousands of kids to save a life.. you are the first responder. you are that person's lifeline. reporter: monique bradley's message comes from her heart. >> i want them to know that if someone collapses, it is your duty to save their lives. >> reporter: her lesson stems from tragedy. her 15-year-old son darius collapsed playing competitive basketball in 2009 and everyone froze. >> i froze. i know c pr, which i thought i did. but i hadn't practiced it or used it. but when it happens to someone you love, it goes out the window. >> reporter: monique says darius was one of 7,000 young people nationwide who die when their heart suddenly stops. many cardiac arrest cases like his come from undiagnosed
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conditions. >> ha, ha, ha, ha, staying alive... >> reporter: in her son's honor monique founded the darius jones foundation in 2010. the pittsburg-based nonprofit teaches east bay students hands- only cpr. >> it has become my life's mission, my purpose. >> reporter: pam dodson of contra costa county emergency medical services leads the cpr class with monique's help. today they are teaching 6 through 8th graders at saint catherine of siena school in martinez where darius had graduated. >> she has been such an inspiration. she has taken this and she inspired us to do more. >> press the button. >> reporter: monique's nonprofit also donates automated external defibrillators to save kids' lives. when a person has sudden cardiac arrest, it analyzes it and gives instruction. electric shock restores normal heart rhythm. in the last three years in contra costa county, when a layperson has used an aed,
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there's been a 53% survival rate. monique has donated more than aeds to --more than 30 aeds to schools, paid for through fundraisers with american medical response ambulance service and students by bryan binayas take the training to heart. >> if there's something who needs my help i can help them. >> reporter: it's darius' legacy. >> i told him, always do the right thing. and this is the right thing. our children are our future. >> reporter: so for educating and equipping east bay children to save victims of sudden cardiac arrest, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to monique bradley. sharon chin, cbs 5. and sharon tells us that darius jones foundation is in need of volunteers and sponsors and if you can help, you can connectp connect with thing using the link on click the "connect" button at the top of the page, then jefferson awards to find our story on monique. we're still collecting food and donations for bay area families this season. and roberta gonzales, how nice to see you out there adding to
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the holiday cheer! how's it going? >> reporter: it's going great, brian. i'm in san mateo. these are the last final days for our big-time push to feed bay area families. and i'm at the most spirited whole foods market in the entire bay area! >> yeah!! >> they are here to tell us about their most successful "grab and give" program today. >> you can still donate with barrels and you can dump things off. or you can grab a card, give it to the cashier and buy five, ten or $25 food for a family of for to feed them for a -- a family of four to feed them for a day. >> reporter: this is the easiest and most successful program yet. >> absolutely. >> reporter: thank you. over here, cathy jackson, she is the ceo of second harvest
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food bank from santa clara and san mateo. >> it's unbelievable what whole foods has done this year is make it so easy for people to give food to give funds to support the bay area food banks. >> reporter: when people give in their particular county or neighborhood -- >> it's really great. that food and funds stay in your own community to feed your hungry neighbors. >> reporter: amazing. in fact, let's see how much all of you at home have been giving so far. drum roll! let's check this out! whoo! >> whoo! >> $412,000! that's amazing! but it doesn't stop here. you can continue to help and contribute by visiting us online at eyewitness news from san mateo continues. we'll be right back. after this. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. we are' in downtown oakland on washington street. the restaurant district. we are going into the kitchen and cook something up that you'll enjoy. meet me in there. >> shrimp with garlic lemon served with nice bread. first we have our chilis. cut them up small. if you like the seeds, leigh the seeds in there. if not, take them out. these things are spicy. extra virgin olive oil. we have sliced garlic, hit the
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pan with that. it's just about to start to brown. >> and then he adds the shrimp which is the way i love it. >> in with the chilis. we are going to throw some whole parsley leaves in here, a little lemon zest on there. >> bob is doing this great. he has the spices to heat from the chili. the lemon zest. you have so many things going on here. >> that's right. >> beautiful dish. >> lastly we are going to hit it with a little lemon juice. voila! >> beautiful. i'm tony tantillo and this is tony's table. >> michelle will be back tomorrow. rain begins 6:00. thanks for watching. captions by: caption colorado ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> rick: hope needs this, mom. >> caroline: and so do you, rick. >> brooke: you can't stand to see your sister hurting. neither can i. >> rick: but she is, and it's my fault. (sighs) i have to tell hope that i lied, even if it wrecks our relationship. she has to know. no matter what happens, it can't be any worse than what she's feeling right now. >> hope: (sniffles)

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